Thursday music picks: Crosby, Stills & Nash, American Aquarium
Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Long Center. The cover of “CSNY 1974,” a three-CD-plus-DVD live set issued last month by Rhino, shows David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young playing to a massive stadium audience on a sunny day, capturing a peak moment for the acoustic act in a bygone era. Sans Young, they’re on tour this summer playing significantly more modest venues, though their core audience is still faithful enough to allow them to command a high price for the good seats. An odd twist over the decades: The generation that followed them tended to treat CSN as a hippie-heyday relic, a more recent wave of young acts clearly have been influenced by the band’s harmonies, most notably the Fleet Foxes. The Long Center audience still is likely to skew heavily toward Boomers, but with the performers’ ages ranging from 69 to 73, perhaps some younger fans will turn out for what’s inevitably getting close to a last chance. $59-$208.25. 8 p.m. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — Peter Blackstock
Also: North Carolina alt-country band American Aquarium plays indoors at Stubb’s with local singer-songwriter Jonny Burke, formerly of the Dedringers. … Influential punk guitarist Rikk Agnew, a founding member of Social Distortion, plays Red 7 with his own band. … Brooklyn-based experimental rock band Bear in Heaven plays the Parish. … Local blues rockers The Warplanes play the Mohawk and soulful rockers the Ben Baxter Band play Spiderhouse Ballroom.